Saying there will only be dialogue and reconciliation with the righteous and patriots, Tunisia’s president categorically ruled out talks with hostile forces on Wednesday.
According to the president’s website, Kais Saied made the comments while meeting with the families of security guards who lost their lives in terrorist operations.
Kais Saied, speaking at the event, expressed, “We will definitely not have a dialogue with those who want to strike the state. There will be no dialogue with anyone except the righteous and honorable. No recognition of anyone but the patriots.”
“They are afraid of the referendum and national consultation because they are afraid of the will of the people,” Said added, criticizing the opposition.
Since July 25, 2021, when Saied dismissed the government, suspended parliament and assumed executive authority in a move decried by his opponents as a “coup”, Tunisia has been in the throes of a deep political crisis.
The country is also going through a severe economic crisis aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic amid Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine.
Saied dissolved the suspended parliament shortly after lawmakers convened a plenary session to overturn his measures last month.